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Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My wife just had a horrible experience in a Kingston hospital. She was just released from a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, a month ago. She suffers from pulmonary embolism in the lower right lung.She went into the hospital late...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is embarrassing and appalling to see lawmakers giving the middle finger to legislation. The legal battle that has been ongoing for over a decade in Western Westmoreland over 867 acres of land owned, as per the court's ruling, by...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing out of grave concern about the things that are happening to our children. Little Kadijah from New Works Primary and Infant was raped and murdered the day before her diagnostic test. Is it so hard just to ask that we...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to respond to the letter submitted by Sanaya Brown titled 'Jobs for Labourites left, right and centre', which was published in your newspaper on Friday, June 8, 2018. Ms Brown complained that Labourites were unfairly being...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Shahine Robinson, minister of labour and social security.The current minimum wage is $6,200 per week. Last year, I saw reports of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's unreasonable proposal of a seven...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is a response to the Rev Devon Dick's column of June 7, 2018, titled 'Why no love for the rape victim?'Dear Rev Devon Dick,The letter from the young woman is getting a lot of attention that I am sure she did not anticipate. I...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn moved a motion for the Governmentto consider decriminalising abortion. This recommendation is just absurd. Jamaicans are speedily eroding the foundation of this country, which was built on Christian beliefs and...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest a recent article in The Gleaner regarding a probe into Petrojam, Jamaica's state-owned refinery. It is interesting how the headline made it seem as if it was a fact that there is something untoward happening at...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current bill before Parliament to amend the Gun Court Act to now make it mandatory for murder trials to be conducted without a jury is the clearest indication yet that the ultimate intention is to extinguish trials by jury in...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the president of the People's National Party, Dr Peter Phillips.You, sir, need to take a look at refreshing your shadow Cabinet. I say this because Dr Wykeham McNeill has not being doing his job as...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A family member of mine wanted to exchange some currency with me the other day. He was charging me a rate of J$135 to US$1. I refused and asked if he had bumped his head. Later on at a bank, I was shocked to see the rate in the...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mental illnesses are disorders of the brain caused by complex interactions between a person's genes and environment. Mental illnesses occur at similar rates around the world, in every culture and in all socio-economic groups, but how...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The court ruled that the more than 500 people who have been living on an 867-acre property in Little Bay, Westmoreland, should be evicted."The court may have taken a decision, but personally, I don't like the decision because when...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Squatters are a headache to Jamaica. They wake up with no good intentions but to look at people's property, grudge them for it, trespass on their land, then claim it illegally.They build on lands they don't own, then they develop a...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I believe that it's a woman's right, in consultation with her doctors and family, or not, to choose what to do about an unwanted pregnancy, I certainly respect and allow that others sincerely feel that abortions should not be...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am 12 years old and a proud Christian. Currently, many politicians are behaving as if they are puppets of the devil. This is absolutely disgraceful and unacceptable that anyone is debating the worth of school devotions.There is so...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 11:05 PMPeter Champagnie

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current bill before Parliament to amend the Gun Court Act to now make it mandatory for murder trials to be conducted without a jury is the clearest indication yet that the ultimate intention is to extinguish trials by jury in...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would think that bringing a motion to Parliament would partly result from discussion and feedback from one's constituents. This, however, does not seem to be a requirement, as I know of no attempts to have dialogue with the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that if there is evidence, strong evidence, of financial gains within the tourism industry, the funding of Delano Seiveright's travel well spent.It seems that some of us are forgetting that in order to make money, you have...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It would seem that when Andrew Holness promised prosperity, he meant for some and not for all. When teachers, nurses, police, and other public servants asked for a pittance to be put on their salaries, they were called unreasonable...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find it a bit laughable, if somewhat pathetic, that on two occasions in the space of a week, a letter decrying Robert Nesta Morgan and his political doings ('wrongdoings' in the eyes of the letter writers) have been elevated to...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Father's Day is fast approaching. Dads are celebrated for their heroic efforts to their families. What can we do without them? It is indeed a pleasure to celebrate our dads.When I go to church here in Jamaica, I hardly see dads, and...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In recent days, the international press revealed Argentina's refusal to play Israel in a warm-up friendly leading up to the World Cup. As a result of this progressive stance, the Israeli political leadership began a campaign to...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Growing up, there was hardly any plastic. Supermarkets and stores would mostly sell products in paper bags. Beverages were largely sold in glass bottles, or cans. Even milk was sold in bottles. I'vebeen reading some newsarticles on...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica is not a reading country!I'm sure that this is no novel idea, but I am also sure that most of us have been doing little, or quite frankly, nothing, to rectify this problem. I have a few suggestions:1. I think that the media...

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